The short answer is that you are never too old for Invisalign®. Regardless of age, as long as your teeth are healthy, Invisalign® can help straighten them. Taking action—even later in life-- can help prevent future oral health problems, including bad breath, bleeding gums, and tooth loss. Therefore, these invisible braces are an ideal choice, especially for adults who’ve always wanted a winning smile.
Braces After 50: Not Just Cosmetic
As we age, teeth move and change, suffering wear and tear from biting and chewing. Gradual bone loss in the jaw can push teeth inwards, crowding them and sometimes affecting the way we speak. Crooked teeth and poorly aligned bites aren’t just cosmetic concerns. They’re associated with increased gum and bone loss, tooth decay, erosion of tooth enamel, headaches and jaw joint pain.
While older patients often embark on orthodontic treatments to revamp their pearly whites, many end up in the orthodontist’s chair after learning that improving their smile can also improve their health—physical health and mental well-being as great teeth boost self-esteem.
Invisalign®: A Forest & Ray Staple
At the Forest & Ray dental clinic, we are proud to offer Invisalign® as it is the most recognizable brand of clear aligners in the world. Besides correcting teeth that are crooked, gapped, or crowded, Invisalign® also rectifies abnormal bite functions, when the upper and lower jaws fail to come together properly.
A big reason why adults--even older ones-- choose Invisalign® is the time factor. Ordinarily, you’d have to wear braces for a couple of years. Invisalign®, on the other hand, can often be completed in about a year. Working adults find this appealing because it’s less disruptive to their busy schedules and requires fewer appointments over time. Even retired adults enjoy the benefits of a shorter treatment time and invisible, removable appliances because they don’t interfere with their many leisure-time activities.
And Invisalign® Clear Braces Look Better
Metal braces can cause the appearance of the mouth to be unattractive, as though it is filled with awkward chunks of unsightly metal. They are noticeable, especially on an adult, and can get food caught in them without the wearer even being aware of it. Invisalign® clear braces are barely noticeable. They are almost invisible braces. They look very much as though the person wearing them is not wearing braces at all.
Put simply, they are more attractive than metal braces and therefore confidence-boosting. Does the thought of glinting metal on your teeth put you off? If so, then the Invisalign System may be your better teeth-straightening option and the best way for an older adult to achieve that perfect smile.
An Affordable Adult Alternative
Invisalign® treatment offers distinct advantages over conventional metal braces for adults. And you will find them surprisingly affordable and well worth the cost.—even more so if you qualify for the Forest & Ray Financing Plan.
Invisalign® aligners are more comfortable than metal braces, pose fewer risks to teeth and gums, and provide beautiful smiles much faster. But more importantly for adults, they do this invisibly! If your age was the only thing holding you back from getting straighter teeth, it is no longer the case. So now that you know –even at your age—that you are a candidate for Invisalign®, you should book a consultation with the Forest & Ray clinic. Why not contact us today!